Clinton’s commanding victory in New York Tuesday all but cemented her grip on the nomination, and Republican candidates are now going full-bore at the former secretary of state.
Tough phase ahead for Trump, Clinton as they aim to become the party nominee.
ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC: You will need to win 59% of all of the remaining pledged delegates in order to get that nomination, to have a majority. Cruz was mathematically eliminated last week from obtaining the needed 1,237 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination before the party’s July convention.
John Weaver, chief strategist for the Kasich campaign, said there is a plan to try to deny Mr. Trump delegates in the upcoming states but that the forces failed to do their part in NY. The only fact that I think remains uncertain is if we continue to be running significantly stronger than she is against Donald Trump or whoever the republican nominee will be, I think that’s a factor.
Just this week in an interview, Biden praised Sanders for thinking big about how to lead the country, seeming to dismiss the Vermont independent senator’s critics who say his proposals are not realistic. He said she’s not qualified to be the president.
Cruz’s fate was sealed by Trump’s massive victory Tuesday in NY, where the billionaire won by more than 35 points and was on track to collect all but a few of its 95 delegates.
“I think it’s going to be a lot harder for Ted Cruz to make the argument that, ‘I’m really the guy with the momentum; I’m the guy with the mojo, ‘” said Washington. They re going to pour in, they re filling up the floor.
Despite this, Clinton ended March with more cash on hand than Sanders, who spent almost $46 million over the course of the month. “He won his home state”.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at the Rec Hall at Penn State University on April 19, 2016 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Does anyone outside of the same Trump supporters in the GOP believe that he would be able to deport 11 million immigrants, or ban all Muslims from entering the US?
A day after the next round of primary elections in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island, Trump is scheduled to give a speech on foreign policy at the National Press Club on Wednesday, April 27.